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The Washington Outdoors Report
The Washington Outdoors Report
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/16/2020
FISHING: Steelhead fishing has been slow this winter throughout the state to include rivers in Southwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula that usually see good runs this month. The Skagit River is also not opening this year for a catch and release season due to low numbers of returning fish. There are some bright spots though. One is the Bogachiel River on the Olympic Peninsula wher...
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Three Suggestions for Summer Get-aways
Three Suggestions for Summer Get-aways
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/10/2020
Believe it or not, now is the time to plan for your summer getaway and an outdoors vacation east of the Cascade Crest can be relaxing and fun. Here are a few destinations you may not have considered: TWIN LAKES – FERRY COUNTY/COLVILLE TRIBAL RESERVATION Want to experience a Canadian resort fishing experience without crossing the border? Head to the Twin Lakes in the Colville Tribal Reser...
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FIVE WINTER FISHING OPTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
FIVE WINTER FISHING OPTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/5/2020
Are you resolving to catch more fish for the new year? Here are five opportunities available right now: PUGET SOUND BLACKMOUTH – Marine Area 10 opens up on January 1st for blackmouth (Chinook salmon) and with no fishing having taken place there for over two months, it’s anyone’s guess how it’s going to be. Gary Krein, the longtime owner of All Star Fishing Charters operating out of Seattle a...
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The Effect of Winter Floods and Weather on Fishing
The Effect of Winter Floods and Weather on Fishing
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 1/5/2020
While driving past the Puyallup River on my way to Sportco to pick up Christmas presents, I noticed the water level was higher than I'd ever seen it. The murky water overflowed the banks and at times almost reached the roadway. Entire trees were almost underwater and previously exposed sand bars were submerged. I knew my fishing spots would be changing for next season, and I couldn't help but wond...
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Seafood Cooking Tips and Tricks
Seafood Cooking Tips and Tricks
Author: Fix.com
Posted: 1/5/2020
Cooking seafood can be intimidating. After all, it usually seems fancier than ground beef or chicken breasts. And when it comes to adding flavor, things can get pretty confusing. How do you get the most flavor? Fortunately, you do not need to be a chef in order to make it happen. It can be extremely easy, if you know what to look out for. That is where this list of tips and tricks comes in. Sim...
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Tiger Muskie 101
Tiger Muskie 101
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 1/5/2020
Of all the great fish there are to pursue here in the Pacific N.W. and one of my favorite is the Tiger Muskie. I don’t think there is a prettier fish that swims and they are as mean and furious of a fish as you can find with teeth for days and an attitude to match. Nothing can equal the heart pounding strike of a big Ski hitting a topwater lure. I know it’s not exactly prime Muskie fishing se...
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Previewing Washington's Sportsmen's Shows
Previewing Washington's Sportsmen's Shows
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 1/5/2020
The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen’s show season in the Pacific Northwest and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The shows have evolved over the years. It used to be crowds went there to book trips with the outfitters, guides, resorts and lodges who are exhibitors. Another reason; to get great deals from retailers along with boat and RV dealers who all have significa...
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Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth
Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth
Author: Andrew Moravec
Posted: 1/5/2020
Editor’s Note – NWFR welcomes our newest writer, Andrew Moravec. This blackmouth article is from Andrew’s RipTideFish.com fishing blog, January 2019. Seattle – Jeff Head Winter Blackmouth We headed across the Sound at the break of dawn. The morning was calm, and the weather forecast looked good. Winter Blackmouth fishing has been very good. I was pretty excited to get out on Evan’s boat and ...
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27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show
Author: Sponsored Content
Posted: 1/5/2020
January, 2020 For more information contact: For Immediate Release Merle or Bev Shuyler @ 509-952-1014 27th Annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show The 2020 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show will once again return to the HAPO Center in Pasco on January 17, 18 and 19. This is the first show if its kind in the Pacific Northwest and is the perfect place to bring the entire family to take in all the ...
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Holiday Gift Ideas from NWFR
Holiday Gift Ideas from NWFR
Author: Mike Carey
Posted: 12/16/2019
It’s Christmas, a time of giving and sharing with our loved ones. For the anglers in your life there are lots of options for gift giving. Our yearly Christmas List has some great ideas for you to consider for the angler in your life – or yourself! The older I get the more I appreciate comfort. I love to get out in the fresh air and go fishing but come winter it’s more important than ever to kee...
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The Squiding Agenda
The Squiding Agenda
Author: Fix.com
Posted: 12/9/2019
Catching squid is one of my favorite forms of light-tackle saltwater fishing. It presents a unique challenge involving cool and different gear, plus the results are delicious and fun. Though a boat will often dominate the photographs you see of squid anglers, you can have just as much fun catching them from the shore. The following article will cover some basic techniques for catching squid, the r...
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Carp Fishing
Carp Fishing
Author: Sean Ward
Posted: 12/9/2019
New to carp fishing? Don’t worry! This fish is not one of the most difficult in the world to catch, and with a little bit of practice and time, you’ll be handling these fish like a seasoned professional. This guide to carp fishing for beginners can help you get started. Know Your Fish The carp is one of the most exciting - yet also one of the most frustrating! - fish species to go after...
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